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SHARP LOOKS AND HANDLING FOR NEW TOYOTA C-HR GR SPORT

**First GR Sport model to be offered in Australia**
**Dynamic design elements, inside and out**
**Sportier suspension delivers more dynamic driving experience**


Toyota's stylish C-HR SUV has received a sporty boost as the first model in Australia to receive the GR Sport makeover.

Inspired by Toyota's performance-focused GR models, the new GR Sport variant elevates the front-drive C-HR GXL, adding a hybrid powertrain as well as dynamic design elements, a sportier suspension and larger 19-inch alloy wheels.

The new C-HR GR Sport arrives in dealerships today, priced from $37,6651.

Toyota's in-house performance division TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has injected its passion into the new model, starting with an aggressive sports body kit that sets the new model apart from the rest of the C-HR family.

The front design, reminiscent of the GR Yaris, incorporates a more powerful look with a squared front bumper featuring an aerodynamic lip, a bold lower grille, thick horizontal bar and revised fog lamp bezels that sit lower than on the standard C-HR.

Sporty upgrades extend to exclusive 19-inch dark smoked alloy wheels with 225/45 tyres, high-grade LED lighting front and rear, and piano black finish for the rear lip spoiler, mirror caps and door garnishes.

The striking exterior is completed by white brake callipers with GR logos on the front, and GR emblems at the front, side, and rear.

C-HR GR Sport adopts sharper driving dynamics with revised suspension components that lower the car by 15mm overall to 1550mm. It also sits 12mm closer to the ground with a running ground clearance of 125mm.

Shock absorber damping force, coil-spring rates and stabiliser bars have been tuned to improve control of body roll and pitch.

A new centre brace boosts body rigidity and contributes to a more direct steering response.

The sporty theme continues in the cabin with body-hugging black leather-accented front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dark silver highlights around the instrument panel and door garnishes, piano black surrounds for the centre console and power-window switches, and a GR-branded ignition button.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the C-HR GR Sport delivers an even more compelling, youthful and spirited appeal to the distinctive SUV.

"GR Sport brings an exciting new flavour to our GR brand, offering distinctive styling and dynamic enhancements that are inspired by the outright performance of our thoroughbred GR Yaris and GR Supra," Mr Hanley said.

In addition to the 90kW (combined) hybrid powertrain, standard features in the C-HR GR Sport include satellite navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, electronic park brakes, rain-sensing wipers, keyless smart entry and start, and a 4.2-inch colour multi-information display. The in-car entertainment system consists of a six-speaker multimedia system with 8-inch touchscreen display.

Toyota Safety Sense technologies include a pre-collision safety system2 that can detect pedestrians night and day as well as cyclists in daylight. Other electronic driver assistance supports turning at intersections2, emergency steering2, lane tracing with steering support2 and road-sign recognition (certain speed signs)2.

Additional safety features include blind-spot monitor2, rear cross-traffic alert2 and a reversing camera.

C-HR GR Sport will be available in five colours3 plus the $4501 option of a black roof on three of the paint hues: Crystal Pearl, Hornet Yellow or Feverish Red.

C-HR GR Sport benefits from the Toyota Service Advantage4 capped price servicing that costs just $200 per service with 12-month/15,000km intervals.

KEY FEATURES
(Above GXL 2WD petrol)

90kW (combined) hybrid powertrain

Unique exterior features:
LED high-grade headlamps (auto-levelling), front foglamps and rear combination lamps
Dark smoked 19x7J alloy wheels with 225/45R19 92W tyres
GR body kit with unique grille, front bumper, side skirts
Black rear lip spoiler, mirror caps and door garnishes
Black rear reflector surrounds, new under-bumper trim
GR badges
Body: 5mm longer (front overhang), 15mm lower
Running clearance 12mm lower
Unique interior features:
Leather-accented sports seats
Dark-silver painted surrounds (instrument panel, door garnish)
Piano black surrounds (centre console, power-window switch base)
GR-branded push-button start
Unique mechanical features:
GR-tuned electric power steering tuning
GR brake callipers (white), suspension and floor centre brace

(Included GXL features)

Dual-zone automatic climate control
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Electronic park brake
Rain-sensing wipers
Smart entry and start
Hill-start assist
Engine immobiliser
Tilt-and-telescopic steering column
Steering wheel switches
Multimedia:
o 8-inch touchscreen
o 4.2-inch colour multi-information display
o Apple Carplay®5, Android Auto™6
o 6 Speakers
o Satellite navigation
Safety features:
Pre-collision safety system (AEB)2
Intersection function2
Emergency steering assist2
Lane track assist2
Auto high beam2
All-speed active cruise control2
Road-sign assist (certain speed signs)2
Blind-spot monitor2
Rear cross-traffic alert2
Reversing camera

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1 Manufacturer's recommended retail price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included. Optional colours or features at additional cost.
2 Driver-assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your owner's manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
3 Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations.
4 Applies to standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) for 5 yrs/75,000kms (whichever occurs first) up to a max. 5 services. Excludes government & rental vehicles. For details see your Toyota dealer or visit toyota.com.au/advantage.
5 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.
6 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.




For more information, please contact:

Orlando Rodriguez
Senior Public Affairs Specialist
0413 250 507
orlando.rodriguez@toyota.com.au

Emily Haseloff
Public Affairs Manager
0437 811 508
emily.haseloff@toyota.com.au



 
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Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-tone option pictured)
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-tone option pictured)
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-tone option pictured)
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-tone option pictured)
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-tone option pictured)
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-tone option pictured)
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-tone option pictured)
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-tone option pictured)
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-tone option pictured)
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-tone option pictured)
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR (two-tone option pictured)
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR
Toyota has released its first GR Sport conversion, based on the stylish C-HR
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